Fort Wayne Chiropractic Nutrition News: Calcium Reduce Carotid Atherosclerosis12/17/2013Hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis. Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis. Calcium. The connection? A decrease in carotid artery atherosclerosis! Calcium supplements reduce carotid artery atherosclerosis. Plus, the higher the calcium supplement intake, the lower the incidence of carotid artery atherosclerosis. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc delights in being able to share exciting news like this! So here it is, researchers are now talking up the benefit of calcium for heart health. We chiropractors know the benefit of nutrition for the body, its muscles and bones and organs. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is pleased to share more scientific support for nutritional benefit with our Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain patients. In this latest study, researchers studied the effect of calcium supplementation on women. The participants were randomized to taking different amounts of calcium. Those who took at least 80% of the supplement had significant reduction of carotid artery atherosclerosis. Women who took calcium did not have increased carotid artery atherosclerosis. Those who took the highest total intake of calcium from diet and supplementation had reduced carotid atherosclerosis compared to the lower total intake participants. The researchers conclude that high calcium intake may well reduce the surrogate cardiovascular risk factor. (1) This is terrific news for Fort Wayne women and men at risk of cardiovascular issues. Once again, research overcomes misinformation. Fort Wayne chiropractic patients appreciate that. For a while, calcium supplementation was blamed for kidney stone formation. Science reported that as FALSE. (2) Now, calcium supplementation can’t be blamed easily for carotid artery atherosclerosis any more either. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc bases its chiropractic practice on science whenever possible. We also base our chiropractic treatment plan on documented and published protocols like those we use in the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Nutrition, chiropractic treatment and exercise are all important parts of the plan. So contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Relief is just a phone call – and possibly a scientific research article – away!« View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."